Concentration dependence study of VUV-UV-visible luminescence of Nd 3+ and Gd3+ in LuLiF4

J. Martincik, S. Ishizu, K. Fukuda, T. Suyama, T. Cechak, A. Beitlerova, A. Yoshikawa, M. Nikl

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An overview of absorption and luminescence characteristics of Nd 3+ and Gd3+ centers in a LiLuF4 single crystal host is provided. Single crystals doped with the above rare earth ions were prepared by micro-pulling-down technique in the form of rods a few cm long with a diameter of about 2 mm. Excitation and emission spectra and fast decay kinetics in VUV and UV spectral regions were measured at room temperature. The observed absorption and emission peaks are due to the 5d-4f and 4f-4f optical transitions of Nd3+ and Gd3+ centers. Concentration dependence of the decay kinetics is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1029-1033
Number of pages5
JournalOptical Materials
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May


  • Concentration dependence
  • VUV luminescence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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